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by Mark Zalewski
December 20, 2016
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The UCI announced today that its Disciplinary Commission has suspended the UCI Professional Continental Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour for a period of 55 days from 19 December 2016 to 12 February 2017 as a result of multiple anti-doping rule violations this year.
The team had three Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) of CERA during the 2016 season.
João Marcelo Pereira Gaspar returned an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) of CERA in samples collected at the Volta a Portugal Santander Totta.
Brazilian rider Kleber Da Silva Ramos tested positive for CERA during two out-of-competition tests on 31 July and 4 August 2016.
“For the duration of its suspension, Team Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour is suspended from participating in any international event,” a statement said.
Click through to read more at the UCI.